Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Naturopathy's Homeopathy: NYU Langone Medical Center and AANP [falsehood] versus Wikipedia 2011-06-26 [truth]

here, I cite from AN ACTUALLY FALSE description STILL UP by New York University's Langone Medical Center [NYULMC] covering naturopathy and homeopathy [see 001., below]; then, from the preponderance known as Wikipedia [which is quite vetted these days]:

001. NYULMC states in "Naturopathic Medicine FAQs" [vsc 2011-06-26, my comments are in bold]:

"naturopathic medicine encompasses homeopathy [...]";

that is, naturopathy subset homeopathy!

"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] an ND cooperates with all other branches of medical science."

yes, they say it twice.  I can say this once: NYU is in bed with falsehood.  That's kind of sad, I went to NYU as a graduate student for a time.  I left, ironically, because I believed the false descriptions of the naturopathy organization that this very same NYU page links to per "information courtesy of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians."  The world is a small place!  And naturopathic fraud is PERSISTENT: not just in its activities but in lifelong effects.

002. meanwhile, Wikipedia's article "Homeopathy" (2011-06-26) states:

"as the quality of the trials become better, the evidence for homeopathy preparations being effective diminishes, and the highest-quality trials show that the remedies themselves have no effect [...] the collective weight of scientific evidence has found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo."

Note: some references are

"Ernst, E. (2002), 'A systematic review of systematic reviews of homeopathy', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 54 (6): 577–82, doi:10.1046/j.1365-2125.2002.01699.x, PMC 1874503, PMID 12492603 [...] Parliamentary Committee Science and Technology Committee - 'Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy' [...] 'Homeopathy - Issues', National Health Service [...] Altunc, U.; Pittler, M. H.; Ernst, E. (2007), 'Homeopathy for Childhood and Adolescence Ailments: Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials', Mayo Clinic Proceedings 82 (1): 69–75, doi:10.4065/82.1.69, PMID 17285788 [...] Shang, Aijing; Huwiler-Müntener, Karin; Nartey, Linda; Jüni, Peter; Dörig, Stephan; Sterne, Jonathan AC; Pewsner, Daniel; Egger, Matthias (2005), 'Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy', The Lancet 366 (9487): 726–732, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67177-2, PMID 16125589."

003. is 'science subset medical science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy' right?

no, NOT AT ALL, unless your standards for science are so low that profound nonscience is now science.  Which is absurd.  This blog is fueled by such absurdity.  By the way, I went to ND school with NYU's ND, who speaks of 

"powerful therapies for urologic conditions [...including] prostate cancer."

only in Naturopathyland is nonscience science, and magic-beans powerful: the POWERFUL illogic labeled POWERFUL urologic.
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